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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Welcome to the Division Discussion for divisions 091 and 092.

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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That's great news.  I am so glad to hear that.  I have not heard yet from my son, but will not hold my breath.  But I am relieved that inspection went well.  That's awesome news!!  I feel much better now.

That's wonderful news. Thanks for sharing. Maybe those, "misfits", finally got their acts together???

@LisaS and britefuture I sure hope so! I wish I could have spoke to him. I have so many questions. It's hard being a mom and having your children in close relationships. My son's girlfriend is a doll and contacts me after every communication she has from my son but I still wish I could have spoken to him.

Hi moms!  I wish there was some way for our soon to be Sailors to see us at PIR...maybe by wearing  the same color scarf or something to let Ship 03  Div 091 & 092 recognize where we are sitting, also would help us to identify one another.  Ideas??

I think that would be a great idea.....I wear a houndstooth one all the time with my black coat. I have a bright red scarf also, but I will get whatever color we agree on!

Just wanted to make sure you saw all5roc's reply...there will be signs there and each division will line up in front of their div number.

I bought an Amercan Fag scarf in the beginning of this, "roller coaster ride". Butt, I'm sure there will be a lot of those. We could be really crazy and wear Preakness style hats. JUST KIDDING

Hello Ladies!  I love the idea of us sitting together and wearing common colors shows unity for our Recruits.  Does anyone know what their flag looks like, what colors?  This would be a good start on choosing a color of scarf.  I will write my Son and ask if he can give me some info.  If anyone speaks to their recruit try and find out.

Love the idea

Please see info posted by all5roc.  Great to know. At least we can be in front of our sailors :)

DNmom, the sailors will see us and know where we are at during PIR because they line up in front of us. They have signs of where each div's family will sit. That way we can see them. I have daughter that PIR last year and she spotted us immediately!! She carried flag so was so much easier to see her-front & center!! So any flag carriers-be prepared for good photo shots!


Thanks all5roc!  Great to know.

From what I understood you had to get there early to get a good seat and that you could be sitting up top in the bleachers. If that happens I don't think you'll be seen. Someone posted a vidoe on the boot camp moms group and they were up top.


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